As any modern man knows, different occasions call for different shoes. The Gordon Rush style guide will give you all of the knowledge needed to navigate our core styles and will help match you with the perfect shoe.
Originally popularized in English preparatory schools in the late 1800’s, dress lace-ups such as derbies and oxfords are the most popular dress shoe style for men. The reason? They’re versatile and timeless. A classic pair of lace-ups will outlast everything else in your wardrobe, making them a sound investment for any man.
Wear them from the boardroom straight into date night and repeat all year long. For a sophisticated everyday look, match your belt to your lace-ups and finish off with a crisp button-up and selvedge denim.
Loafers bring high style to casual comfort. Whether you opt for penny or Venetian, the slip-on loafer is an ideal option for both the office and the office commute. Easy to take on and off, loafers are the traveling business man’s shoe of choice.
Going sock-less with a cropped trouser or denim is a classic modern day loafer look, although a dressier loafer can easily be paired with a suit.
As the name may suggest, monk strap shoes were originally designed as a dressier and more durable alternative to sandals for European monks. Furnished with traditional buckles, monk straps are an integral part of every dapper man’s shoe closet.
Right at home with both your work week and weekend wardrobes, monk straps exude refinement. Distressed leather monk straps practically beg to be matched with denim, while smooth leather double monks look great against suiting.
A nice, well-styled pair of boots can carry you through any season year after year, which is why every man deserves a pair on his shoe rack. From wingtip to cap toe, it’s easy to find a perfect boot that matches your distinct style.
A pair of distressed leather wingtip boots will look smart against any shade of denim, while smooth leather zip-up boots can be paired with tailored dress pants for a sleek and professional look.